Sesame Street
The Two-Headed Monster Writes A Story
Air date March 10, 1986
Season Season 17 (1985-1986)
Written by Judy Freudberg
Production October 1, 1985
Sponsors N, O, 8


Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 The Count and Gordon count all the body parts on Miles.
Cartoon N is for nose.
(First: Episode 1206)

Muppets NTV host Nora Nicks introduces Nick Normal and the Nickmatics singing "The Letter N."
(First: Episode 2071)
Film Kids compare animals and human tools and technology.
(First: Episode 0491)
Cartoon Worms form the number 8.
Artist: Owe Gustafson
(First: Episode 1563)
Cast Maria as Chaplin is out in the cold.
(First: Episode 1964)
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Animation A set of blocks reveal a square, a triangle, and a circle.
(First: Episode 1184)
Muppets Ernie won't let Bert into the apartment. Bert thinks he might be sad, and then Bert thinks Ernie might be hiding something from Bert, which makes him mad and demand to be let in. He comes in, and Ernie has thrown him a surprise party. Guests at the party include Roosevelt Franklin, Herbert Birdsfoot, Prairie Dawn, Sherlock Hemlock, Grover, Guy Smiley, and a mailman.
(First: Episode 0461)
Film A man makes a shadow puppet of a cow.
(First: Episode 0630)
SCENE 2 Elmo acts like a cow to show Gladys how she and him are the same.
Cartoon An O rolls over and over a horse. The horse eats the O.
(First: Episode 0173)
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Muppets Kermit the Frog sings "If I Were."
(First: Episode 1676)
Cartoon Nancy the nanny goat nibbles her nails and notices noodles.
Artist: Tee Collins
(First: Episode 0240)
Film Joe Raposo: Animals with tails.
(First: Episode 0017)
Muppets Muppet & Kid MomentForgetful Jones asks Daniela if she will tell him the word on a sign, which says "Yes". But every time she tells him the word, he thinks she is saying yes to telling him the word.
(First: Episode 2053)
Cartoon A dog answers "Yes" to every question.
(First: Episode 0783)
Film Song: What Do People Do All Day?
(First: Episode 1511)
Muppets Here is Your Life: A loaf of bread is profiled.
(First: Episode 0709)
Cartoon On his way to the store, a boy gets distracted and remembers to buy different things.
(First: Episode 0768)
Film Human and animal babies learn to walk.
(First: Episode 1728)
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Cartoon "Lowercase n"
(First: Episode 0358)
Celebrity Carly Simon sings "Be With Me" with Telly and some kids.
(First: Episode 2039)
Cartoon Two kids argue over whose chair it is, until the dog suggests they share the chair.
(First: Episode 0369)
Film Apes play at the zoo. (edited)
(First: Episode 0045)
Cartoon Car stuck on tar
(First: Episode 1732)
Muppets Ernie & BertErnie plays doctor and makes Bert be the patient for his check-up. He checks Bert's heart, mouth and more. At the end, Bert wonders how he is feeling, but Ernie can't tell him that until he's a real doctor, twenty-three years from now. Bert faints after Ernie's answer and Ernie wonders if there's a doctor in the house.
(First: Episode 0937)
Film Two apples balance on a block seesaw.
Cartoon The 8 Brothers Circus displays 8 elephants.
Artist: Paul Fierlinger
(First: Episode 1645)

SCENE 3 The Two-Headed Monster sees the kids working in the arbor; Maria explains they're writing stories. The kids read the monster some of their work, inspiring him to write something as well.
Cartoon A man wants a hat, but the hat shop owner's hats are all the same - except for a ten-gallon hat, which complements the customer's horseback riding nicely.
(First: Episode 0781)
Song "Come into the Garden"
(First: Episode 1357)
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Muppets Waiter Grover: Grover serves Mr. Johnson a bowl of chicken soup. Johnson says that he can't eat the soup, and Grover can't guess why. "That settles it," Johnson sighs. "From now on, I'm bringing my lunch to work in a paper sack." He finally explains to Grover that he can't eat the soup because he doesn't have a spoon.
(First: Episode 0358)
Cartoon One of these things doesn't belong (shoe pairs)
(First: Episode 0490)
SCENE 4 Maria reads the monster's finished story, which is written in gibberish.
Cartoon A song about a rolling O
Animation by John and Faith Hubley
(First: Episode 0011)
Muppets Cookie Monster is about to eat a cookie, when a sad-looking girl approaches and stares at him. He tries to eat the cookie, but can't do it. He breaks the cookie in half and shares the cookie with the girl. He eats his half of the cookie. When the girl eats her half, she eats it just like Cookie Monster.
(First: Episode 0623)
Animation It's a crocodile
Artist: Ishu Patel
(First: Episode 1663)
Muppets An Anything Muppet sings "I'm Cold" in the middle of a blizzard.
(First: Episode 0368)
Cartoon What kind of print does a hand make?
(First: Episode 0776)
SCENE 5 The Two-Headed Monster is writing another story, to which he discusses with Maria, who is also speaking gibberish. Gordon announces the sponsors.

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